Christmas Decorations shine bright for Lifeline
Synergy is pleased to donate $12,000 to the Lights for Lifeline campaign, which raises awareness of Western Australians in crisis over the festive period.
Earlier this month, Perth residents were encouraged to upload a photo, or a short video, of their magical Christmas light decorations onto Synergy’s Christmas lights Facebook page and the home with the most votes would receive a share of $7,000 towards their electricity bill.
Lights went up, entries were sent, votes counted and the winners have been announced. Well done to all the participants in the recent Synergy and Channel 7 Christmas Lights Competition. For each vote received during the Synergy and Channel 7 Christmas Lights competition, up to a total of $12,000 has been donated to Lifeline WA for its Christmas appeal.
Synergy chief executive officer Jason Waters said Synergy’s donation would provide funding to train volunteers.
“Synergy is pleased to support Lights for Lifeline’s Christmas appeal for a second year to shine a light on the escalating problem of suicide in our community,” Mr Waters said.
“Last year, Synergy’s contribution enabled Lifeline WA to train four volunteers over a 12 month period.
“This year we hope the WA community will get behind us to support this unique charity and raise much-needed funds to ensure more calls can be taken over the festive period.
“A donation of $25 will help Lifeline answer the next call to someone in crisis this Christmas.”
Lifeline WA receives a call every 32 seconds in the lead up to Christmas and New Year and for some, it is a particularly isolating time of year.
Lifeline WA is the only charity in the state that offers people experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Synergy also partnered with Lifeline WA to bring Perth’s tallest charity Christmas tree to Elizabeth Quay, where it will continue to shine into the new year.